Friday, January 12, 2007

Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

I was in a baking mood so I whipped up some lovely cookies.

Ingredients: 12 tablespoons (175g) unsalted butter,
3/4 cup (160g) firmly packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup (130g) white sugar
1 large egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups (170g) rolled oats
1 1/4 cup (160g) plain flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups (200g) raisins

1. Preheat oven to 375F/190C/Gas Mark 5.

2. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract; beat until well combined.

3.In a separate bowl combine oats, flour, soda, baking powder and salt. Mix into butter mixture until just combined. Stir in raisins.

4. Drop the dough by heaped tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets, leaving a 2" gap between each mound.

5.Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Cool on sheet for at least a minute before transferring to a rack.

Verdict: The cookies came out really large so do leave a lot of space between each set. It was crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle. I added some cinnamon powder as an afterthought before placing the cookies in the oven, and it made it smell heavenly.

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